Organic matcha green tea gives you energy, boosts metabolism, and has 137 times the antioxidants of brewed tea because it contains the entire tea leaf. It comes in powder form, allowing you to add it virtually anything! These little gems take only a few minutes of prep time, some cooling down time in the fridge, then a few more minutes to shape the chocolate into balls. Wrapped up in a pretty box, they make beautiful gifts for friends. Makes about 50 truffles.
Green Tea Truffles
• 8 ounces heavy cream
• ¼ cup maple syrup
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon Matcha Green Tea Powder, plus another tablespoon for dusting
• 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
• Pinch of Matcha Salt or kosher salt
Bring cream to a simmer in a small saucepan over gentle heat, add the maple syrup and brown sugar, and stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the matcha, stir until dissolved, and set aside.
Place the chocolate in a large mixing bowl and pour in the cream mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Pour into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Smooth it out with a rubber spatula. Cool in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Using a spoon, scoop out a heaping teaspoon, and make a ball using the palms of your hands. Repeat until all the chocolate is used – you should wind up with about 50 truffles. Line them up on a tray or plate, and dust them with the additional matcha, using a fine sieve.
Recipe Credit: Matcha